Can genius be used as an adjective?
September 2, 2004 12:28 AM Subscribe
be used as adjective, as in this example from the BBC
: "Send Dave your genius idea."? If so, why? [More Inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso to Writing & Language (29 answers total)
Given the meanings of genial
in English, is there a way of translating the meaning of genial
in the Romance languages?
The standard application is to brilliant, genius-like creations by people who are anything but geniuses, often ironically, as in:
"Neil Diamond's I Am, I Said
isn't really satisfactory and I would prefer a simple adjective to another noun, like masterpiece
, much less sheer genius
, pure genius
Many thanks for any help you might give me.